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Cheshunt Lock
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Waterway River Lee Navigation
County Hertfordshire
Maintained by British Waterways
Operation Manual
Length 85 feet (25.9 m)
Width 16 feet (4.9 m)
Fall 5 feet 1 inch (1.5 m)
Distance to
Bow Creek
14.5 miles (23.3 km)
Distance to
Hertford Castle Weir
11.8 miles (19.0 km)
Coordinates 51°42′36″N 0°01′01″W / 51.710046°N 0.016882°W / 51.710046; -0.016882

Cheshunt Lock (No 9) is a lock on the River Lee Navigation at Cheshunt, Hertfordshire.


The lock is located in the River Lee Country Park which is a part of the Lee Valley Park. The Seventy Acres Lake to the east is an important site for the bittern. To the west is North Met Pit another former gravel pit which is popular with anglers and naturalists.

Public access

Pedestrian and cycle access by the towpath which is part of the Lea Valley Walk.

Public transport

Cheshunt railway station

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